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Researchers find key mechanism to control antibody production
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) The study may hold implications in future clinical applications concerning more efficient vaccine development or treatment of autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists using high tech microscope find clues to an autoimmune disease
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Using a unique microscope capable of illuminating living cell structures in great detail, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found clues into how a destructive autoimmune disease works, setting the stage for more discoveries in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Early Treatment Equals Better Results for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Study found less disability, lower risk of early deathSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autoimmune Diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Treatment Equals Better Results for Rheumatoid Arthritis
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- Treating rheumatoid arthritis early may make for better outcomes, a new study suggests. Patients who were treated within six months of developing the first signs of the autoimmune disease did better in the long run and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Unravelling a mystery cause of multiple sclerosis
Ahead of MS Awareness Week, an international team of researchers has discovered a new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research moves closer to unraveling mystery cause of multiple sclerosis
A new study has made a major new discovery towards finding the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS), potentially paving the way for research to investigate new treatments. Ahead of MS Awareness Week, which starts today, an international team involving the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Alberta has discovered a new cellular mechanism - an underlying defect in brain cells - that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Research moves closer to unravelling mystery cause of multiple sclerosis
(University of Exeter) Ahead of MS Awareness Week, which starts today (Monday April 24), an international team involving the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Alberta has discovered a new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Research moves closer to unraveling mystery cause of multiple sclerosis
(University of Exeter) Ahead of MS Awareness Week, which starts today (Monday, April 24), an international team involving the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Alberta has discovered a new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Antibody delivery mediated by recombinant adeno-associated virus
(Bentham Science Publishers) Monoclonal antibody (mAb) based-therapies have revolutionized treatments of cancer and autoimmune diseases because of their specificity and limited toxicity (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

‘Genetic scalpel’ can manipulate the microbiome, Yale study shows
The gut microbiome is crucial to health, encompassing bacterial communities that possess a hundred times more genes than the human genome. Its complexity has hampered investigation of possible roles of the microbiome in a host of maladies, including infectious and autoimmune diseases, obesity, and even behavioral disorders. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

New hope for drugs to prevent some forms of dementia
Drugs stopped neurodegeneration during study on mice Related items fromOnMedica Statins may influence risk of Alzheimer ’s Noisy hospitals can accelerate decline in dementia Protein in urine linked to increased risk of memory problems Autoimmune disease might be linked to dementia risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Master detox molecule boosts immune defenses
Scientists have discovered an unknown molecular mechanism promoting the activation of the human immune system. The team has been studying the glutathione molecule known for its role in cleaning the body from harmful metabolic wastes and revealed that glutathione also stimulates T cells energy metabolism. This discovery offers perspectives to develop new therapeutic strategies for targeting cancer and autoimmune diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ultrasensitive detection of protein linked to multiple autoimmune diseases
Researchers have developed a new method that will allow doctors to detect minute amounts of a protein called interferon- in patient samples. The technique will aid the diagnosis and treatment of numerous autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and dermatomyositis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Master detox molecule boosts immune defenses
(Luxembourg Institute of Health) Scientists of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) have discovered an unknown molecular mechanism promoting the activation of the human immune system. The team has been studying the glutathione molecule known for its role in cleaning the body from harmful metabolic wastes and revealed that glutathione also stimulates T cells energy metabolism. This discovery offers perspectives to develop new therapeutic strategies for targeting cancer and autoimmune diseases. The scientists publish their findings in Immunity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers describe ultrasensitive detection of protein linked to multiple autoimmune diseases
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers in France have developed a new method that will allow doctors to detect minute amounts of a protein called interferon- in patient samples. The technique, which is described in the study 'Detection of interferon- protein reveals differential levels and cellular sources in disease' published April 18 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, will aid the diagnosis and treatment of numerous autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and dermatomyositis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Synthetic sugar against autoimmune diseases
Researchers are working on an innovative approach to treat a rare autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system, using a kind of molecular sponge made of sugar to remove pathogenic antibodies from the bloodstream. Developed to treat anti-MAG neuropathy, the approach also has potential applications in the treatment of other autoimmune diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Breakdown of neutrophil protein causes severe autoimmune disease of blood vessels
Patients with a severe autoimmune disease that attacks the blood vessels lack the membrane form of a protein (SEMA4D) found in white blood cells, research reveals. The absence of membrane-bound SEMA4D prevents inflammation from being restrained in these patients, while increased soluble SEMA4D upregulates inflammatory signaling. The findings suggest SEMA4D could not only be used as a marker of disease but could also be targeted as a novel form of therapy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Immunity against melanoma is only skin deep
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Researchers at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center find that unique immune cells, called resident memory T cells, do an outstanding job of preventing melanoma in patients who develop the autoimmune disease, vitiligo. Using mouse models, the study demonstrates for the first time that resident memory T cells are generated in response to a tumor, naturally as a result of autoimmune vitiligo, and serve a critical role in protecting against future tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Common Viral Infection Could Trigger Celiac Disease
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Common Viral Infection Could Trigger Celiac Disease
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I’m 33, But My Autoimmune Disease Makes My Body Feel Like I’m 70
As told to Carina Storrs Jennifer Pellegrin, 33, found out she had psoriatic arthritis at a doctor’s visit for an unrelated procedure. At first, she did not think much of the diagnosis or fully understand how it would change her life. But seeing family members cope with the disease opened her eyes to its devastating effects. Now, she finds strength by helping others and credits the autoimmune disease for helping her become the person she is today. At first, being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis didn’t seem so bad. But that just shows how little I knew about the disease back then. My primary care doctor decid...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mild Viral Infection May Trigger Celiac Disease Years Later Mild Viral Infection May Trigger Celiac Disease Years Later
Reovirus infection induced an autoimmune response against gluten in mice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Autoimmunity Pegged as a Rare Cause of Sky-high Triglycerides Autoimmunity Pegged as a Rare Cause of Sky-high Triglycerides
Severe hypertriglyceridemia, often genetic, sometimes can be autoimmune, suggests research that apparently identified the disorder in six patients, four of whom had clinical autoimmune diseases.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

GP1HBP1 Autoantibodies Implicated in Hypertriglyceridemia
(MedPage Today) -- Autoantibodies discovered in some patients without overt autoimmune disease (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

[Perspective] How infection can incite sensitivity to food
Immune tolerance to dietary antigens is key to preventing undesirable responses to innocuous antigens ingested with food. On page 44 of this issue, Bouziat et al. (1) report how viral infection may break oral tolerance to dietary proteins. The findings provide an explanation for the known epidemiological association between viral infections and the onset of food sensitivities, such as celiac disease. The results are of great interest considering the recent increase in prevalence of food allergies and autoimmune disorders, which suggests an unknown environmental risk modifier. Authors: Elena F. Verdu, Alberto Caminero (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Elena F. Verdu Tags: Immunology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Can lifestyle changes help with MS?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that disrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body. It occurs more frequently in women than men and is among the most common causes of neurological disability in young adults. "It tends to strike people in early adulthood," explains Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

UCLA researchers discover a new cause of high plasma triglycerides
People with hypertriglyceridemia often are told to change their diet and lose weight. But a high-fat diet isn ’t necessarily the cause for everyone with the condition.UCLA researchers have discovered a subset of people with hypertriglyceridemia whose bodies produce autoantibodies — immune-response molecules that attack their own proteins — causing high levels of triglycerides in the blood.Hypertriglyceridemia, which can increase risk of both cardiovascular disease and pancreatitis, is often caused by or exacerbated by uncontrolled diabetes or obesity. High plasma triglyceride levels can also be caused by mutations in...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

RA medicines often demonstrate far greater benefits to patients than initially understood
In thelast decade, new therapies to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a progressive and painful autoimmune disorder, have expanded patients ’ treatment options and significantly improved outcomes, helping people with RA achieve disease remission, avoid disability and experience an improved quality of life. And since the approval of these therapies and biologics, clinical evidence has grown, and these treatments are demonstrating far g reater benefits to patients than understood at the time of their initial approval. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - April 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Value Rheumatoid Arthritis Value-Driven Health Care The Value Collaborative Source Type: news

Corbus says anti-inflammatory drug will enter late-stage trial this year
Norwood-based Corbus Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday that it plans to launch a Phase 3 trial of its sole drug in development in the fourth quarter of 2017, paving the way for a possible FDA filing in 2019. Corbus (Nasdaq: CRBP), the state’s top-performing public biotech last year, said that it planned to advance its anti-inflammatory drug anabasum into a single, year-long Phase 3 study for the treatment of scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease. There is currently no approved treatment for the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Psoriasis in pictures: Different types and symptoms
Psoriasis is a common autoimmune disease that causes changes in the skin. In this article, learn about the different types and how they are managed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: The Unknown of an Autoimmune Disease
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - April 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

Biomarker found that could help predict the onset of Type 1 diabetes
A significant finding has been made that has the potential to contribute to the identification of biological markers that predict the development of Type 1 diabetes, a chronic autoimmune disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

PTSD is associated with elevated inflammation: any impact on clinical practice?
Accumulating evidence indicates that elevated inflammation may play a causal role in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and in PTSD-related increased risk for cardiovascular, autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases.1 ,2 At the same time, studies examining levels of inflammatory markers in individuals with PTSD have had mixed results, with most showing higher but others showing similar or even lower levels of inflammation in individuals with PTSD compared with healthy controls.1 To summarise and make sense of this literature, Passos et al compared levels of inflammatory markers between peop...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find another immune system link science said didn ' t exist
A part of the body thought to be disconnected from the immune system actually interacts with it, report investigators, and that discovery helps explain cases of male infertility, certain autoimmune diseases and even the failure of cancer vaccines. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tackling a Decade of Change
There has never been a more exciting time to be in the pharmaceutical industry – if you like change, that is. While change is a constant in business, pharma has experienced unprecedented levels over the past decade, says Alistair Grenfell, President, North Europe, Middle East and Africa, at QuintilesIMS.“At a time when we are seeing a huge amount of innovation in our science and our pipeline – creating great excitement among the healthcare community – we need to acknowledge that our world has changed,” says Grenfell. “If you wind the clock back to 2005 and look at the top 10 selling medic ines, only one was a s...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

UVA finds ANOTHER immune system link science said didn't exist
(University of Virginia Health System) The University of Virginia School of Medicine has again shown that a part of the body thought to be disconnected from the immune system actually interacts with it, and that discovery helps explain cases of male infertility, certain autoimmune diseases and even the failure of cancer vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Argenx and Broteio Pharma partner to develop antibody for autoimmune diseases
Netherlands-based biotechnology company argenx and Broteio Pharma, a joint venture between Prothix and Bioceros, have agreed to partner for the development of a therapeutic antibody for severe autoimmune diseases. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Accounting for sex differences in biomedical research
(American Chemical Society) When it comes to health, a person's sex can play a role. More women in the US have autoimmune diseases than men, for example, whereas boys are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder than girls. Yet biomedical research on disease and possible new treatments often studies only one sex. The cover story in Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, explores efforts to change this practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Autoimmune Disease Linked to ADHD Autoimmune Disease Linked to ADHD
The largest prospective study to date examining the relationship between autoimmune disease and ADHD shows particularly strong links to type 1 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Modified red blood cells 'could alleviate autoimmune diseases'
This study is interesting and has the potential to be a tool used to both treat and prevent rheumatoid arthritis. It is promising to see that autoimmunity could be treated in mice, but people with arthritis need to be aware that this research is in its very early stages. "More research is needed to determine how the results can be translated into a benefit for people living inpain now, and for those who may develop arthritis in the future." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 17, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Paying it 26.2 miles forward
There is a spot on the Boston Marathon route called “The Liver Mile.” It’s where the grind begins, where the storied course starts to tests runners and where legs often weary from pounding 16.8 miles of punishing roads. Yet, it’s also where 21-year-old Tom Williams, a liver transplant recipient from Dracut, Massachusetts, first fell in love with the idea of running the Boston Marathon. “I wasn’t thinking about the difficulty of it,” he says. “I was just thinking, I want to run for other people who are sick.” Located in front of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, “The Liver Mile” is where volunteers hand ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Boston Marathon Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Dr. Khashavar Vakili Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) primary sclerosing cholangitis Source Type: news

Putting autoimmune disease genetic links to the test
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) investigators at BWH and their colleagues took approximately 270 genetic loci associated with seven diseases and tried to map them back to causal genes using eQTLs in key immune cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Putting Autoimmune Disease Genetic Links to the Test
Investigators took approximately 270 genetic loci associated with seven diseases and tried to map them back to causal genes using eQTLs in key immune cells. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 15, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Encouraging patients with memory concerns to consult GP does not increase diagnosis
Researchers say interventions to boost early diagnosis may need to also target GPs Related items fromOnMedica Autoimmune disease might be linked to dementia risk GPs test adding dementia component to midlife NHS Health Check Dementia care – tending the roots of identity Dementia patients need more support at diagnosis Thousands delay seeking dementia diagnosis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Genentech gives UC Riverside $100k grant for MS telemedicine pilot
For people living with the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS), there can be many impediments to traveling to the neurologist ’s office for regular visits, including personal mobility limitations, pain, or vision impairments. And those are just the physical challenges of MS. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Lycera Announces the Appointment of Pablo J. Cagnoni, M.D., to the Board of Directors
NEW YORK and ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 13, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lycera Corp., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing breakthrough immune modulatory medicines, announced today that Pablo J. Cagnoni, M.D., has been ... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Lycera, autoimmune disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA warns of off-label balloon angioplasty to treat autonomic disorders
The FDA today released a safety communication concerning risks associated with off-label balloon angioplasty procedures intended to treat autonomic dysfunction, warning of serious health risks and a lack of supporting data. The procedure, called trans venous autonomic modulation, involves a catheter being threaded into a patients’ venous system where an attached balloon is inflated to widen the vein walls. Physician Dr. Michael Arata claims the procedure can treat the signs and symptoms of autonomic dysfunction in a number of neurological disorders, according to the FDA. The federal watchdog warned of possible serious ri...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Source Type: news

Researchers develop cargo-carrying red blood cells to improve MS and T1D in mice
Researchers from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research modified red blood cells with disease-specific antigens to prevent and alleviate multiple sclerosis and Type I diabetes in early stage mouse models. The team’s work was published this week in PNAS.  Conventional therapies for autoimmune diseases include immunosuppressants, but these drugs can desensitize the immune system’s response to pathogens. Instead, the team of researchers employed red blood cells tagged with antibodies to train the immune system to ignore antigens that cause the body to attack itself. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug...
Source: Mass Device - March 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Source Type: news